Kelly Jennings DB CIN Aug 27 '77

The Bengals are expected to start Kelly Jennings at right corner going forward.

Leon Hall (Achilles) is done for the year and Johnathan Joseph fled for Houston last summer. That leaves the speedy yet small Jennings as the starter opposite Nate Clements. Downgrade the Bengals' pass defense, especially against bigger receivers.

Kelly Jennings DB CIN Jun 20 '771 Comment

Bengals CB Kelly Jennings (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 1.

Jennings was able to practice in a limited fashion on Friday, but will be a game-time decision against the Browns. Set to serve as the Bengals' nickel back until Pacman Jones comes off the PUP list, Jennings should be spelled by Morgan Trent if he's unable to go tomorrow.

Kelly Jennings DB CIN Jun 08 '77

Bengals acquired CB Kelly Jennings from the Seahawks in exchange for DT Clinton McDonald.

With Pacman Jones (neck) out until midseason, the Bengals were desperate for a nickel corner to play behind Nate Clemens and Leon Hall. Jennings' salary is $1.835 million, but Cincinnati can afford to take it on. A first-round pick in 2006, Jennings was a disappointment throughout his Seahawks career and didn't fit Pete Carroll's preference for big corners at just 5'11/180. The Seahawks' No. 3 CB is now former CFLer Brandon Browner.

Kelly Jennings DB CIN May 11 '77

Seahawks re-signed CB Kelly Jennings to a one-year deal.

Jennings found a soft market for his services, so he signs a one-year deal and will look to hit the market again in 2012. The former first-round pick will play a nickel or dime role for coach Pete Carroll's defense.

Kelly Jennings DB CIN May 01 '77

The Tacoma News Tribune predicts the Seahawks will bring back free agent CB Kelly Jennings "for continued depth at a need position."

We're not so sure on this one. Coach Pete Carroll wants bigger, more physical corners that can make quarterbacks throw into tighter windows. Neither Jennings nor last year's discard, Josh Wilson, fit that profile. Jennings is likely to get a better offer from another team.

Kelly Jennings DB CIN Apr 14 '77

The Detroit News floats the idea of the Lions making a play for free agent CB Kelly Jennings this summer.

A far cry from Nnamdi Asogmuha or Johnathan Joseph, Jennings would hopefully be nothing more than a fallback option. Beat writer Chris McCosky notes GM Martin Mayhew's predilection toward former Seahawks, such as Nate Burleson, Maurice Morris, Julian Peterson, and Lawrence Jackson. Pro Football Focus graded Jennings as slightly below average in coverage, which would constitute an upgrade in Detroit.